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Jameis Winston

Winston gets first start against the Bucs

It’s a revenge game in New Orleans. The Buccaneers drafted Jameis Winston No. 1 overall back in 2015, and kicked him to the curb after he couldn’t get things going. Now he gets to start against them for the first time.

This doesn’t happen often. In the Super Bowl era, it’s happened only 31 times. But it’s fun when it does. We had a doubling special matchup in the genre last week, when Jared Goff and Matthew Stafford went toe to toe.

Management has tended to come out on top in these kind of games. That is, rarely do we tend to see the player come back and torch the team that picked him. The players are only 14-19 in these games. That includes the Colts beating Peyton Manning in the only playoff game of this type.

NO. 1 OVERALL PICKS STARTING AGAINST TEAMS THAT SELECTED THEM
YearPlayerOppResultComAttYdsTDInt
1983John Elway, Den.at Balt.W 17-1092110600
1983John Elway, Den.Balt.W 21-19234434530
1985John Elway, Den.at Ind.W 15-10173623901
1986Steve Bartkowski, LARat Atl.L 14-26142919611
1988John Elway, Den.at Ind.L 23-55152715810
1989John Elway, Den.Ind.W 14-3132515001
1990John Elway, Den.at Ind.W 27-17213031720
1993John Elway, Den.Ind.W 35-13203023020
1995Vinny Testaverde, Clev.T.B.W 22-6172725620
2000Vinny Testaverde, NYJat T.B.W 21-17224218113
2002Drew Bledsoe, Buff.N.E.L 7-38284530211
2002Drew Bledsoe, Buff.at N.E.L 17-27325132824
2003Drew Bledsoe, Buff.N.E.W 31-0172823011
2003Drew Bledsoe, Buff.at N.E.L 0-3112298301
2004Drew Bledsoe, Buff.N.E.L 17-31183024711
2004Drew Bledsoe, Buff.at N.E.L 6-298197603
2005Eli Manning, NYGat S.D.L 23-45244135220
2005Vinny Testaverde, NYJT.B.W 14-12131916301
2009Eli Manning, NYGS.D.L 20-21253321520
2011Michael Vick, Phi.at Atl.L 31-35192824221
2012Michael Vick, Phi.Atl.L 17-30213519110
2012Carson Palmer, Oak.at Cin.L 10-34193414611
2013Peyton Manning, Den.at Ind.L 33-39294938631
2013Eli Manning, NYGat S.D.L 14-37203225912
2014Peyton Manning, Den.Ind.W 31-24223626930
2014Alex Smith, K.C.at S.F.L 17-22163015811
2014Peyton Manning, Den.Ind. (PS)L 13-24264621110
2015Peyton Manning, Den.at Ind.L 24-27213628122
2015Carson Palmer, Ariz.Cin.W 34-31203131742
2018Sam Bradford, Ariz.at LARL 0-3417279001
2020Alex Smith, Was.at S.F.W 23-158195701
2021Matthew Stafford, LARDet.W 28-19284133430
2021Jared Goff, Det.at LARL 19-28223626812
2021Jameis Winston, N.O.T.B.??????

Statistics compiled using search tools at Pro-Football-Reference.com

—Ian Allan

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